Happy New Year! Is this the year you get serious about travel writing?
If so, consider enrolling in a travel writing class. You may scoff at the idea, but consider the outcome:
- Paying for a class might be the psychological push you need to get yourself writing and submitting articles. After all, you don’t want to just throw away the money you spent on the course, right?
- Just like getting an MBA, the network may be more valuable than the classroom material. The instructors are accomplished travel writers that will now have a stake in seeing you succeed. Your classmates are going to be great resources as well.
- You’ll get honest feedback about your writing. This is definitely not an easy thing to attain.
- You may end up learning a new style or technique from the classroom material as well.
With that, here are a couple online travel writing classes:
- Matador U – Created by the folks behind MatadorTravel.com. This course is designed for people with little to no writing experience. The course is $350 and 12- weeks long. You can find an overview of the program and a list of frequently asked questions on their website — http://www.matadoru.com.
- Writers.com Classes – There are two course choices through Writers.com. The first is a 10-week beginners course ($345) and the second is a 12-week Masters course ($445). The courses begin on certain dates, so you run through them with classmates. Both of these courses are planned to begin on January 10th. All courses are run by Amanda Castleman.
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